Safety lesson for pupils at Westquarter Primary

Date: Tuesday 20 May 2014

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Last week we gave the local children of Westquarter Primary School in Falkirk some reminders about health and safety while visiting the school as they took delivery of a new playhouse for their playground we have funded.

As production at our development of new homes at Callendar Rise in Falkirk moves into a new phase, and new showhomes have just opened to the public, we were keen to promote the dangers associated with playing near any construction site, and raise awareness of the children’s need to be extra vigilant as work progresses in their local area.

This type of activity and involvement with local schools has proven an effective deterrent in the past. 

Steven Laurie, Production Director of Taylor Wimpey West Scotland, explains: “Health and Safety in and around our construction areas is of vital importance to Taylor Wimpey, and taking this type of proactive approach with Westquarter Primary School allows us to reinforce just how important it is for children to stay away from our Callendar Rise construction site.

“Our lesson plan is delivered by our Health and Safety consultants, and it allows us to deliver a very important message in a fun and interactive way.  Having the chance to chat to the children in school serves as the perfect reminder for the children that building sites are not playgrounds!

“We were also delighted to see the playhouse that we’ve provided funding for take pride of place in the playground, and we’re sure the children will have lots of fun making full use of it.”

Janette Morton, deputy headteacher of Westquarter Primary School, says: “I was delighted to welcome Taylor Wimpey back into our school to highlight the dangers associated with children playing near a construction site.  

“The development of new homes at Callendar Rise is well established, and this visit was perfectly timed to remind the children of the potential dangers of playing near any construction development. 

“We are also thrilled to see the installation of our new playhouse that’s been provided by Taylor Wimpey. The children have great plans for its use, but its central function will be to provide a friendship base that children can meet to enjoy playing together.”